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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #260 on: June 26, 2013, 04:03:54 pm »
Passop vir jou... ek sien jou een van die dae doer onder in die gramadoelas met jou SMURFIE.... :ricky:

Ekke nie bang nie.  :snorting:

Voordeel van 'n wit bike is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, jy sien die olie lekke makliker raak:imaposer: :imaposer:

Daar het jy dit MEV. VisArend. Daai olie kol was van julle fiets en nie myne nie!!!!!! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #261 on: June 26, 2013, 04:13:44 pm »
Passop vir jou... ek sien jou een van die dae doer onder in die gramadoelas met jou SMURFIE.... :ricky:

Ekke nie bang nie.  :snorting:

Voordeel van 'n wit bike is,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, jy sien die olie lekke makliker raak:imaposer: :imaposer:

Daar het jy dit MEV. VisArend. Daai olie kol was van julle fiets en nie myne nie!!!!!! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:

Nee man SV, jy kry nie die prentjie nie.

Die bloues lek glad nie, as daar olie was was dit afkomstig van jou bike af. Dit is ook een van die redes hoekom BM nie weg doen met die boxer nie, die potte hou die olie van jou bene af en gooi dit op die ou agter jou,,,,, verstaan jy,,, die potte werk amper soos geute. :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #262 on: June 26, 2013, 04:27:13 pm »
 ???  Olie????, moet jy olie in die bike gooi?   :lol8:
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #263 on: June 26, 2013, 04:40:23 pm »
Bravo!

Baie baie dankie vir hierdie STUNNING RR!

Hoe was dit om na die trip weer terug in die samelewing te wees?  ;) 

Ek glo dat julle darm seker 'n bietjie moeg is vir Wimpy na julle trippie ne? 

Alles van julle report is / was  fasineerend!  Van daai diep watergat, tot die oase in die middel van nerens en die olifante wat 'n klipgooi van julle af was.   Ek is seker daai skilpadtjies sal julle ook ewig dankbaar wees! 

Ek hoop die mods skuif julle RR "Roll of Honour" toe  :peepwall:

Dankie vir die mooi komplimente, Dusty Rusty.  Die trip was weer een van daai uitstaande vakansies en daar was 'n paar insidente wat ons ons hele lewe lank sal bybly. 

Ons altwee is allergies vir die samelewing, maar dit is mos maar ons lot om te werk. 

Ek glo nie ek sal ooit moeg raak vir Wimpy koffie nie en soek enige verskoning om daar te stop  :biggrin:
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #264 on: November 05, 2013, 11:07:00 am »
Nopt sur ehow i missed this one but glad i stumbled onto it! baie Respek vir die ARENDE! Julle is legends!
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #265 on: November 06, 2013, 05:24:00 am »
Nopt sur ehow i missed this one but glad i stumbled onto it! baie Respek vir die ARENDE! Julle is legends!

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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #266 on: November 09, 2013, 08:13:47 pm »
This trip was not planned in the real sense of the word.  Yes, we did plan for it but not as usual, the plan only really got together in the last 2-3 months.  The final direction / route only got together in the last two weeks
At first we would join the Nam bash and from there proceed to somewhere around Aba Huab and explore the area there and return back home.   
Then things changed as my parents asked if we could take them to Windhoek to visit family.  Our plans were then to trailer the bike up to Windhoek and from there do the Ugab region and up to Ruacana, proceed further into Angola to see Leba pass and then to Flamingo lodge, then back to Windhoek.
Once again plans changed as my parents were not well enough for such a long trip by car.  By this time our leave were secured and we were ready to leave on the 23rd of April 2013.  We then decided on the following route.

King William’s Town to Marydale
Marydale to Naute dam (Namibia)
Nuate dam  to Bullspoort
Bullspoort to Windhoek via Remshoogte
Stay a couple of days with family in Windhoek
Windhoek to Goanikontes (Swakopmund)
Goanikontes to Rhino camp in the Ugab river.
Rhino camp to Aba Hoab via Gai Ais fountain and Doros crater)
Aba Hoab to Kwowarib
Kwowarib to Epupa
Epupa to Swartbooisdrift
Swartbooisdrift to Ruacana
Ruacana to Rundu
Rundu to Katimo Malilo
Katimo to Kasane via Vic falls
Kasane to Planet Boabeb
Planet Boabeb to Ganzi
Ganzi to Gobabis
Gobabis to Gochas
Gochas to Molopo lodge
Molopo lodge to Verneukpan
Verneukpan to Graaff Reinett
Graaff Reinett to King William’s Town

This would be the general direction and we decided we can make changes as we go along.  A couple of things that we wanted to do was to enjoy this trip as much as possible, to see Gai Ais fountain, to see desert elephants, to see the ever elusive desert rhino, to visit Vic falls and to see some elephants on route through Botswana.   Botswana was included as a recce for future trips.   

Day 1 King William’s Town to Marydale

We were ready as could be and the bike was packed with her brand new tyres.  On the morning of the 23rd of April we were early birds and on the road at 20 to 6.  It was still dark outside, but I had new HED lights fitted, and what a way to test them.

The route for the day was from King to Marydale, passing towns such as Cradock, Middelburg, De Aar and Prieska.  This day would be tar, we wanted to get as far as possible on the 1st day.

On the road again early morning



Packed and ready at our first stop.


The road was quite boring, we stopped at Cradock for a Wimpy brekkie and well deserved coffee.
Another stop just before Middelburg


Some twisties on route to De Aar.


The map of the planned route


The road was strait and boring, some time to play.




Check the kilos out, this would change though………


On the way to Prieska


Smoke break


The little church in Prieska.


In Prieska we stopped at ETS furniture store, we wanted to greet the man, but unfortunately he was out of town to attend to his mother in Cape Town.  Sorry we could not meet ETS, and we hope your mother is better.  Maybe next time.

We then stopped at the local butchery for supplies that evening.  The people are very friendly and they got great meat on offer.


Marydale was reached just after 17:00.  We booked in at the Hotel and had a lovely braai with Prieska chops to end the day.






The owner of the Hotel warned us that the little ones cannot keep their hands of that do not belong to them, so we made our own homemade security system. 



Werklikwaar Mr en Mev Vis Arend dit was n' baie nice RR en ek lees so 3 dae en kyk kiekies daaraan. Ek dink vroulief is al lus om ons tasse te pak want dit is al waaroor ek praat. Dankie dat ons saam met julle kon reis en vir al die info en resep wat julle gedeel het. En die tegniese data dit is waarlik goud werd vir jonger ryers soos myself en lesse geleer. Baie baie dankie!
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #267 on: November 10, 2013, 12:06:42 pm »

Werklikwaar Mr en Mev Vis Arend dit was n' baie nice RR en ek lees so 3 dae en kyk kiekies daaraan. Ek dink vroulief is al lus om ons tasse te pak want dit is al waaroor ek praat. Dankie dat ons saam met julle kon reis en vir al die info en resep wat julle gedeel het. En die tegniese data dit is waarlik goud werd vir jonger ryers soos myself en lesse geleer. Baie baie dankie!

Dis net 'n plesier, nou pak daai tasse en gaan geniet dit.   :thumleft:
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #268 on: November 10, 2013, 02:26:26 pm »
Thank you both for sharing your amazing trips with us, I especially like the question and answer part that Mrs. Vis has just given. I am astounded at where you two get to, not to mention with 515kg's of Sten too!

Again, thanks for the great RR(s) and the inspiration this generates.

Ian   8)
hey buddy next trip we do we gotta jack u bike up like that and get you a pillion rider
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #269 on: November 10, 2013, 02:40:45 pm »
excellent what a great RR you guys make us dirt eaters look like appies. thanks for the vids and pics as well agree with rear tyre choice once again thanks for superb RR
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Re: IN FLIGHT WITH THE FISH EAGLES – NAMIBIA, BOSTWANA, ZIMBABWE
« Reply #270 on: November 10, 2013, 04:11:43 pm »
What a fantastic RR.Great pics with a story line.You have courage as well to ride that bike with a pillion.I feel the urge to do a similar trip but might have to be in my jeep Wrangler?

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